Connecting Spotify to Ford AppLink for iPhone

Last month, Ford and Spotify announced spotify app will be compatible with Ford’s Application Link Interface for SYNC. This app has just been released and you may be wondering how to take advantage of this functionality in your Ford vehicle. Here’s how to do it!

We previously covered how to pair your phone with SYNC via Bluetooth. Once complete, you should see the Bluetooth icon on the screen.

The next step is to physically connect your phone to the vehicle. SYNC’s AppLink functionality requires both a Bluetooth and USB data connection to the vehicle.

in the vehicle and connect the USB cable of your iPhone. On some Ford vehicles, it will be exposed near the gear lever in the center console. On other vehicles, it will actually be in the center console storage compartment.

SYNC USB Connection


After the cable is connected to the vehicle, it must be connected to the phone. (shown here on the iPhone 4S, but the procedure is the same on the iPhone 5).

SYNC Connected to USB on iPhone

It should be noted that to use AppLink, the phone must always be connected via Bluetooth and USB cable. Bluetooth pairing only needs to happen once, but Bluetooth should stay on.

On your iPhone after connection with the tool. Press the button and “.” say. The voice command button is located on the steering wheel or on the turn signal control. The system will respond with “Mobile Apps” and then ask you to login. Say “” and the system will be connected. You will see the Ford/Spotify lock screen while the system is active.

SYNC Spotify Integration

If all is well and you see the screen above, you are ready! If you press the button and say “”, the system will ask you about any command you can say. Since you have a full data connection, all album and track information is shown on the screen. You are now ready to have full access to your Spotify subscription in your Ford vehicle!

Spotify SYNC Integrated

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